China Beijing Olympics Overview Of The Beijing

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China Beijing Olympics Overview Of The Beijing

  1. 1. Overview of the Beijing Paralympic Games 1. Beijing in Brief Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, is the country's political and cultural center, a hub for international communications, as well as a world-known city of historical interests. Located at Latitude 39˚56'N and Longitude 116˚20'E, Beijing's heart lies 43.71 meters above sea level. It borders the Inner Mongolia Plateau to the northwest, the North China Plain to the south and the Bohai Sea to the east. With a total area of 16,808 square km, including 1,040 square km of city proper, Beijing is embraced by mountains on the west, north and east. Main riv- A 24 ers include Yongdinghe, Chaobaihe and Beiyunhe (North Canal). Beijing has a warm temperate semi-humid climate, with four distinctive seasons-short spring and autumn and long winter and summer. The average annual temperature is 13˚C, with that in January bei

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